Taking Research for GrantedTexas Republican Lamar Smith continues his crusade against independence in science.
Drought Is Coming for Your BeerUnlocking the barley genome could help prevent a brewing catastrophe.
Washington Is Outdoing California and Texas in Renewable EnergyRenewable-energy consumption by state.
The Town Almost Swallowed by a Coal MineIf Germany can’t kick its coal habit, can anyone?
Before and After in Breezy Point, QueensA year after Hurricane Sandy, rebuilding continues, but the neighborhood faces a new threat from Congress.
Don’t Sweat the Dodd-Frank Rollback Congress just gave Wall Street a win. It also opened the door for smarter, better financial reform.
What Happened at Slate This Week? Staff writer Lily Hay Newman shares what stories intrigued her at the magazine this week.
The Music Club
The Music Club, 2014 Entry 15: “I like everything” is the new “I only like their early stuff.”
Squash vs. Baseball! Wrestling vs. Golf! Good riddance to the days when sports had to fight each other for Olympic survival.